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  • Category 3: Not entitled to Medicare benefits

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    You can claim a full exemption for any period for which you have a Medicare entitlement statement from Services Australia showing you were not entitled to Medicare benefits because you were a temporary resident for Medicare purposes, and either:

    • you did not have any dependants for that period, or
    • all your dependants were in an exemption category for that period.

    A letter from Services Australia is not sufficient. For more information on how to apply for a Medicare entitlement statement as a temporary resident, refer to humanservices.gov.auExternal Link.

    You also qualify for a full exemption under this category if:

    • you were a member of a diplomatic mission or consular post in Australia (or a member of such a person's family and you were living with them)
    • you were not an Australian citizen
    • you do not ordinarily live in Australia, and either  
      • you did not have any dependants for that period, or
      • all your dependants were in an exemption category for that period.
       
      Last modified: 28 Jun 2018QC 55656